US Military Scrubs Material for Offense to Islam

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has reportedly ordered the entire Department of Defense to review its military education materials for content that might be offensive to Islam.

The order was precipitated by an elective course called “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,” offered at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia…

The military did not release the content of the course nor the context of the complaints.

General Dempsey said

“I am concerned that academic institutions within the DoD may be presenting material, both by DoD instructors and guest lecturers, which goes well beyond merely presenting alternative intellectual viewpoints on radicalism to advocating ideas, beliefs and actions that are contrary to our national policy, inconsistent with values of our profession, and disrespectful of the Islamic religion.”

In an interesting bit of timing, the Air Force is currently being accused of creating an environment hostile to religion, and Christianity specifically.